Hot Music Video – The Boys – Nicki Minaj ft. Cassie

The Boys” is a song recorded by hip hop artist Nicki Minaj and R&B singer Cassie. It serves as the first single from the re-release of Minaj’s second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (The Re-Up) and was released in September 2012 by Cash Money Records, Young Money Entertainment and Universal Republic. The song was served only in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada only. Musically, the song is considered a R&B track, which features strong bass lines and synthesizers, along with many guitar riffs and of course rapping. The Boys was well-received by music critics, complimenting Minaj’s rapping style and structure and Cassie’s inclusion. “The Boys” takes origins from a song originally by Cassie called “Money on Love”, intended to be the singer’s second single from her second studio album, following King of Hearts. For unknown reasons, the album was delayed and the song was subsequently played for Minaj during sessions for The Re-Up. Minaj decided to keep Cassie’s vocals on the song, but re-wrote the majority of the verses and added additional production elements. Check out the hot pink music video down below after the jump and be immersed in something exotic…

Video Synopsis: In the music video, the female YMCMB rapper parades around in a really bright-colored city, driving all the boys crazy in some various tight fitting and skin revealing outfits. The official music video was filmed on two different days in Los Angeles, California. First day was for Cassie’s shoot and the second day for Minaj’s on September 21, 2012. The music video was shot by Colin Tilley who also shot the music video for I Am Your Leader. The video was produced by Grizz Lee. A behind the scenes video was released on Vimeo on October 3, showing a colorful pink set.

“The Boys” is a hip hop and pop song written by Canadian pop singer and songwriter Anjulie and Lillianna Saldaña, produced by Jonas Jeberg and co-produced by Jean Baptiste.It features a mix of synth swoops, syncopated percussion and gurgling acoustic-guitar arpeggios by Jeberg and Baptiste.It also has a throbbing beat, harsh basslines and hyperactive breaks. Cassie’s parts are backed up by a guitar line. The song is about a pithy kiss-off to men who try to buy love with money and jewels.

Nicki Minaj isn’t getting rid of her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded just yet. Minaj told MTV News that she wasn’t interested in putting together a whole new album, but rather giving her old tracks another look through the re-release. The album’s scheduled for release on November 19, 2012 and will feature additional new songs. She told them, “Because we still have singles to roll out on that album… for instance, ‘Va Va Voom’ was [just] added into rotation in the UK,” she said of the latest single from the original album, which has sold nearly 671,000 copies to date according to Nielsen SoundScan. “I can’t treat it like my stephchild just yet, but there’s new kids on the way, so I kind of wanted to be fair to the old songs and be fair to the new songs.” Recently, Nicki also spoke with E! News on the red carpet of the VMA’s she said, “I’m releasing my album in November. It’s called Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up and I’m putting lots of new songs on there,” she said. “I’m actually going to drop my new single next week. So Barbz, you are going to spaz, you are going to love it, you are going to go crazy.”  One of the tracks revealed by Minaj was a collaboration with Lil Wayne.

As for the quizzical look she’s sporting in the image, Nicki explained, “LOL that face matches the lyrics on the REUP to a T!!!! LMAO, wait til u hear it … u’ll completely get it.” Alrighty Nicki, I can’t wait to hear what you got for us…

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